[Novalug] running out of memory

Bonnie Dalzell bdalzell@qis.net
Tue Aug 23 16:25:57 EDT 2011


On Tue, 23 Aug 2011, Jon LaBadie wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:28:54PM -0400, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
>>
>> I am finding that if I go away from my computer for a while leaving
>> firefox running - often when I come back the machine frozen up and I
>> have to do a hard reboot. so i am closing down FF whenever I am not
>> using it.
>>
>> Also making sure I do not go away from computer leaving any unsaved
>> files.
>>
> Are you unable to access the several text-based logins
> typically available through <Ctrl><Alt><F#> where # is 2-6?
> If you can, you could login (possibly as root) and "pkill firefox".
> Returning to the gui environment might show it responsive.

keyboard is frozen and the little animation that system monitor has in my 
upper menu bar is flaaaat. cntrl alt f1/f2/ etc do nothing.

>
> Jon
>

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